General Engineer

Warrenton, Virginia
Oct 27, 2020
Nov 03, 2020
Engineer, IT, QA Engineer
Full Time


The incumbent applies experience and comprehensive knowledge of general engineering principles, theories, and concepts as a Lead Engineer (LE) for implementation of highly complex projects comprised of multiple sub-projects and/or large national programs which require application of in-depth engineering knowledge and independent judgment and the ability to coordinate difficult and/or critical activities.

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Represents assigned Center on matters requiring technical interpretation and guidance. Plans, coordinates and reviews engineering work of the assigned center and/or program area of responsibility. Oversees engineering design, construction and installation activities. Prioritizes and outlines work.

Provides advice to solve technical problems. Reviews work of other engineers for technical accuracy and adequacy. Assists Center personnel with revolving, unique and challenging engineering problems.

Leads the development of standardized implementation plans, processes, templates, and activities when assigned Engineering Center and/or program area. Works as a team with other LEs to deliver a consistent and efficient implementation product across each Service Area.

Maintains consistency with applicable standards, procedures, and implementation methodologies

Serves as a key engineering point of contact for assigned projects/programs to all stakeholders including management, other employees and external parties. Provides constructive feedback and persuasion on project/program matters using effective interpersonal skills and abilities.

Organizes, coordinates and mentors the efforts of project engineers supporting the program. Ensures project/program schedules are compatible with organizational objectives, support project/program needs, and can be accomplished within available resources and funding.

Oversees and monitors project interdependencies by assessing the impacts to projects/programs due to new requirements, technologies, budget constraints or changes. Prepares cost estimates and risk management reports for work at the assigned area of responsibility.

Travel Required

50% or less - The job may require up to 50% travel.

Supervisory status

Promotion Potential


Conditions of Employment

  • US Citizenship is required.
  • Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959.
  • Must submit an SF50 (See Required Documents)
  • This position has a positive education requirement. Transcript(s) required.


Basic Qualifications: A. Degree: Successful completion of a full 4 year professional engineering curriculum leading to a bachelor's or higher degree in engineering from an accredited college or university. The curriculum must: (1) be in a school of engineering with at least one curriculum accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) as a professional engineering curriculum; or (2) include differential and integral calculus and courses (more advanced than first-year physics and chemistry) in five of the following seven areas of engineering science or physics: (a) statics, dynamics; (b) strength of materials (stress-strain relationships); (c) fluid mechanics, hydraulics; (d) thermodynamics; (e) electrical fields and circuits; (f) nature and properties of materials (relating particle and aggregate structure to properties); and (g) any other comparable area of fundamental engineering science or physics, such as optics, heat transfer, soil mechanics, or electronics. Fax transcript-see Required Documents. FOREIGN EDUCATION: If degree was obtained in a foreign institution, must be evaluated by a private professional organization specializing in interpretation of foreign education credentials or an accredited U.S. Educational Institution in terms of equivalent to a degree acquired at an American college or university. Fax transcript and evaluation - see Required Documents. OR B. Combination of education and experience-college-level education, training, and/or technical experience that furnished (1) a thorough knowledge of the physical and mathematical sciences underlying professional engineering, and (2) a good understanding, both theoretical and practical, of the engineering sciences and techniques and their applications to one of the branches of engineering. The adequacy of such background must be demonstrated by one of the following: (1) Professional registration- Current registration as a professional engineer by any state, the District of Columbia, Guam, or Puerto Rico. (2) Written Test- Evidence of having successfully passed the Engineer-in-Training (EIT) examination or the written test required for professional registration which is administered by the Board of Engineering Examiners. (3) Specified academic courses- Successful completion of at least 60 hours of courses in physical, mathematical, and engineering sciences. (4) Related curriculum- Successfully completion of a curriculum leading to a bachelors degree in engineering Technology or in an appropriate professional field, may be accepted in lieu of a degree in engineering, provided the applicant has had at least one year of professional experience acquired under professional engineering supervision and guidance. To qualify for the General Engineer position, applicants MUST demonstrate work experience in two (2) or more of the engineering disciplines. Applicants should include examples of specialized experience in their Work History.

To qualify for this position you must demonstrate in your application that you possess at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to FV-0801-I. Specialized experience is experience that has equipped you with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position. Work experience may include but not be limited to:

Utilizing interpersonal skills to lead multi-discipline engineers, while communicating peer-to-peer technical feedback and mentoring on designs, procurement, construction practices, organizational goals, project objectives and program office metrics leading to better stakeholder experiences and delivery of high quality projects.


This position has a positive education requirement: Applicants must submit a copy of their college or university transcripts(s) and certificates by the closing date of announcement to verify qualifications. If selected, an official transcript will be required prior to appointment. You may upload these documents with your application in USAJOBS or fax it to fax number provided in the announcement (please include announcement number on each page).

Failure to do so will result in loss of consideration.

Schools must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Accreditation may be verified at the following website: .

Foreign education must be evaluated by a private professional organization specializing in interpretation of foreign education credentials or an accredited U.S. educational institution in terms of equivalence to a degree acquired at an American college or university. A copy of the evaluation results must be included, otherwise your foreign education will not be considered.

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Additional information

We may use this vacancy to fill other similar vacant positions.
Position may be subject to a background investigation.
A one-year probationary period may be required.
The person selected for this position may be required to file a financial disclosure statement within 30 days of entry on duty. FAA policy limits certain outside employment and financial investments in aviation-related companies.

As a part of the Federal-Wide Hiring Reform Initiative (streamlining the hiring process), the FAA is committed to eliminating the use of the Knowledge, Skills and Ability (KSA) narratives from the initial application in the hiring process for all announcements. Therefore, as an applicant for this announcement, you are NOT required to provide a narrative response in the text box listed below each KSA.

In lieu of providing a KSA narrative response in the text box listed below each, in your work history, please include information that provides specific examples of how you meet the response level or answer you chose for each KSA. Your work history examples should be specific and clearly reflect the highest level of ability. Your KSA answers will be evaluated further to validate whether the level that you selected is appropriate based on the work history and experience you provided. Your answers may be adjusted by a Human Resource Specialist as appropriate.

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED: Eligible applicants meeting the minimum qualification requirements and selective factor(s), if applicable, may be further evaluated on the Knowledge, Skills and Abilities listed in the announcement. Based on this evaluation, applicants will be placed in one of the following categories: score order, category grouping, or priority grouping and referred to the selecting official for consideration. KSAs: In the text box following each Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSA) please provide a brief explanation of your possession of the applicable KSA. Include the name, title, organization name, and phone number of at least one reference that can be contacted for further verification of your level of capability.

Qualifications must be met by the closing date of this vacancy.

Some, none or all of the applicants may be interviewed.

FAAs CORE COMPENSATION PLAN: This position is covered by the FAA Core Compensation plan. Additional information about core compensation is available on the following website:

This is a bargaining unit position.

Links to Important Information: Locality Pay , COLA

How You Will Be Evaluated

You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

IMPORTANT: Applicants may be rated on the extent and quality of experience, education, and training relevant to the duties of the position(s). All answers provided in the on-line process must be substantiated. Ensure that your application package/resume supports your responses.

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance

Drug test required

Required Documents

You must provide a copy of your SF-50.

This position has a positive education requirement; college transcripts are required for ALL candidates newly appointed to the FAA in the 0800 (Engineering) series.

College transcripts must be submitted from current FAA employees applying for internal vacancies if they have never held a position in the 0800 (Engineering) series with the FAA.

College transcripts are not required from current FAA employees who are currently occupying an 0800 (Engineering) series.

If selected, official transcripts are required prior to employment.

If you are an FAA employee, you MUST provide a copy of your SF-50 (Notification of Personnel Action) containing information in Blocks 15, 17, 18, 19, 22, and 24 so it can be used to verify your position title, series, grade, tenure, and organization of record by the closing date of the announcement. You may fax your SF-50 or upload it into the on-line application. If faxing the SF-50, please ensure you include the vacancy announcement number on the faxed copy.

If you are an FAA employee, you can access and print your SF-50 from the eOPF system .

If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education .

Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.

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